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Pigeon Point Light Station

Address: 210 Pigeon Point Rd, Hwy 1, Pescadero, CA 94060
Phone Number: 650-879-2120
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Pescadero
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
Activities: Whale watching, Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: This historic lighthouse, named after the carrier pigeon, is more than a century old.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is such a beautiful lighthouse. The scenery around it is magnificent! We arrived a little late but made our way through the gift shop and were treated so nice. Julie and Karen were so kind. Julie thanks for your special extra time sharing some great history to my friend and I. You were so gracious with your time. I... More

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265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Very nice lighthouse. The views from around this property are really nice and there is a Hostel here as well. The lighthouse is closed so you cannot go inside but they are trying to raise enough money to perhaps open it up again one day. There is a little gift shop and a wooden walkway past the gift shop out... More

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Houston, Texas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This light house is majestic but it needs help. The lighthouse is classic in design and would be a great place to visit if you could actually climb the stairs and take a look down the coast. One of the volunteer workers told me they stopped tours in the lighthouse because large portions of the building were falling off causing... More

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143 reviews 143 reviews
42 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If your driving up Rt 1 along the coast this is a great photo opp. The shore line and the light house are a great combo here.

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Wilburton, Oklahoma
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Pigeon point lighthouse was the the fourth lighthouse that I saw during my trip to Southern California. And it wasn't planned. It was a decision I had made night before we went. We drove to half moon bay and drove along the coast. The scenery and the lighthouse was very beautiful.

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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This state operated light house operates by donation only and has a friendly staff eager to share the history for FREE! There are a few trails and you can see sea lions bathing on the rocks, there is a little gift store, a hostel (very reasonably priced) and free restrooms that could be improved upon. But all in all a... More

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Orlando, Florida
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36 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Hadn't planned on seeing this attraction but it caught my eye as I was driving up Hwy 1 and decided to make a quick stop. Quite glad that I did because the lighthouse is a beautiful historical gem perched right on the beach and the cool foggy day make it picture perfect. There's a small gift shop and information center... More

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Pigeon Point Light House is a beautiful lighthouse. We were there on a glorious sunny day and the views were breathtaking. There is also a hostel here. We have been to this area several times. Some of the beaches nearby the lighthouse are "hidden" from the road. On one of our trips we saw a boat shipwrecked along the coast... More

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Loreto, Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Stopped on our way up the California coast to view this old lighthouse. No tours were allowed, as the lighthouse is in need of repair. After reading about its history, we made a generous donation and hope to see it preserved soon.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a gem! The place has great overlooks onto a cove and the surrounding seas. Spotted what we figured was a whale in the cove, blow hole and all! Visited the exhibits which were very interesting and moreover, spoke with the guides who were friendly and engaged us with stories from recent experiences and long ago!

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